I spoke to my FEO and he states that hunting with cast bullets is fine in England as it is by definition a soft point.
He states that the onus would be on me to make sure that at predicted maximum range (and therefore lowest predicted impact velocity) that it would expand properly.
I'm fine with all this and I hope this doesn't turn into a legal discussion as that isn't my point.
Has anyone used hard cast bullets on deer sized game? Recovered the bullet? Expansion?
I would run a multitude of tests before trying on game, I just want to know if I'd be wasting my time.
For those interested, it'd be a .458 340gr with 22BHN and would be at about 1900-2000 fps at the muzzle.
This gives me a minimum impact velocity of 1550 at 100 yards, my max range
I have no doubt it would take game with authority but I want to make sure they expand so I'm safe and legal